The application of geometrically exact shell element to NURBS generated by NLib

기하학적으로 정확한 쉘 요소의 NLib에 의해 생성된 NURBS 곡면에의 적용

  • 최진복 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부 대학원) ;
  • 노희열 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부 대학원) ;
  • 조맹효 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부)
  • Published : 2005.04.01


In this study, we implement a framework that directly links a general tensor-based shell finite element to NURBS geometric modeling. Generally, in CAD system the surfaces are represented by B-splines or non-uniform rational B-spline(NURBS) blending functions and control points. Here, NURBS blending functions are composed by two parameters defined in local region. A general tensor-based shell element also has a two-parameter representation in the surfaces, and all the computations of geometric quantities can be performed in local surface patch. Naturally, B-spline surface or NURBS function could be directly linked to the shell analysis routine. In our study, we use NLib(NURBS libraray) to generate NURBS for shell finite analysis. The NURBS can be easily generated by interpolating or approximating given set of data points through NLib.